Ye Olde Cock Tavern

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Ye Olde Cock Tavern as seen from the opposite side of Fleet Street, May 2008

Ye Olde Cock Tavern is a Grade II listed public house at 22 Fleet Street, London EC4.[1] It is part of the Taylor Walker Pubs group.

Originally built before the 17th century, it was rebuilt, including the interior (which is thought to include work by carver Grinling Gibbons),[2] on the other side of the road in the 1880s when a branch of the Bank of England was built where it stood.[2][3] However, in the 1990s a fire broke out and destroyed many of the original ornaments, and the building has since gone through a restoration using photographs.[2]

It has been frequented by Samuel Pepys, Alfred Tennyson and Charles Dickens.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ English Heritage, "Ye Olde Cock Tavern (1192621)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Pubs.Com - Olde Cock Tavern Info (Accessed 31 March 2008)
  3. ^ All in London - Olde Cock Tavern Info (Accessed 31 March 2008)
  4. ^ Evans. J., The Book of Beer Knowledge, ISBN 1-85249-198-1

Coordinates: 51°30′49.5″N 0°06′38″W / 51.513750°N 0.11056°W / 51.513750; -0.11056